Category Archives: Argentina

Recoleta cemetery, Buenos Aires November 28

The Elitist Cemetery Of Recoleta

At the end of calle Junin, behind a restored neoclassical portal supported by four tall Doric columns, is the repository of the collective history, heritage and memories of the city of Buenos Aires. The last landscape of its founding fathers. A city of the dead. Built in 1822 in the garden appropriated from the monks of the Order […]

October 28

Travel My Way

I was on the road when I was nominated for the ‘Travel Your Way‘ contest by Kathryn from Travel with Kat, and didn’t expect to make the September end deadline. Viveka’s kind nomination last week made me realise that the last date had been extended to October 31. So here I am, with just a couple of […]

May 04

Dream With Your Feet!

Every one of us is born with rhythm in our souls. It is up to us to not let that rhythm get rusty, to attune the beats of our hearts to the movements of our bodies. So “take more chances, dance more dances” 🙂 “No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you have […]

November 08

The Bohemian Barrio Of San Telmo

The barrio of San Telmo, named after the patron saint of seafarers San Pedro González Telmo, is where Buenos Aires began. Where the Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founded the first settlement in the 16th century, that grew into one of the most important cities in South America. When its wealthy residents fled North and East after an […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Free Spirit

“I don’t call myself a Buddhist. I’m a free spirit. I believe I’m here on earth to admire and enjoy it; that’s my religion.” ~ Alice Walker   Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend. Do check out more free spirits here

August 25

The Barrio Of Kitsch

It is edgy. It is seedy. It is touristy.  And it probably deserves all the bad press it receives. But there is no denying the sense of drama and theatre in the psychedelic barrio of La Boca. A throwback to its maritime history and the meshing of cultures of early immigrant settlers. The name is said […]

August 08

Edificio Kavanagh

The Edificio Kavanagh in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires is ostensibly a monument to the wrath of a scorned woman. And a reminder that you mess with a woman, especially one of means, at your own risk! Corina Kavanagh, an Irish heiress, fell in love with Aaron, the heir to the Anchorena family, whose grand palace* […]